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Solar PV Operations and Maintenance Manager

A leading IPP company is looking for a Solar PV Operations and Maintenance Manager to join their Johannesburg Team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Electrical Engineering Diploma or Btech in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience on Solar PV systems, including Mechanical, AC & DC installations
  • Excellent understanding of basic computer networking principals
  • Good understanding of LV electrical reticulation systems
  • Experience with preventative maintenance
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to travel
  • Professional registration with ECSA advantageous
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems
  • Proficient in Project Management Electrical certification, working towards attaining a wiremen’s licence an added advantage

Key Responsibilities

  • Solar PV O&M Divisional Management
  • Management and scheduling of the O&M site teams
  • Enhance and maintain O&M ticketing system
  • Appointment and management of specialised contractors where required for O&M
  • Engagement with Engineering teams on O&M issues and design improvements
  • Liaison with technical managers for all technical resources required for Operations and Maintenance function
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting (Key Skill Requirement)
  • Conducting remote and on site troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Conducting and supporting annual electrical and mechanical inspections of solar PV systems
  • Supporting technicians during O&M operations where required
  • Organising and implementing equipment replacement including managing insurance and warranty claims
  • Manage site staff
  • Managing SHEQ Compliance.
  • Manage risk and defects of critical issues
  • Problem solving, provide analysis and solutions to operational issues
  • Provide support to site staff
  • Warranty claim management
  • Produce necessary reports as required by Management
  • Collaborate and support other departments within the business

Analysis And Reporting

  • Daily remote checking and verification of solar plant condition and performance
  • Configuring automatic error reports for solar PV systems and interpreting automatic error reports
  • Analysing performance trends of solar PV systems to identify under-performance and deciding and taking appropriate corrective action
  • Quality control and verification of automatically generated monthly performance reports
  • Engineering researching failure modes of equipment
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